Patrick Kelly - killed by British neglect
Hundreds of people gathered last Friday in Killenard,
County Laois to sympathise with the family and friends of Pat
Kelly, a republican prisoner who was released to
die after the deliberate neglect of the British Home Office
which led to his death.
IRA claims Lurgan attack
The first members of the RUC to be killed by Oglaigh na hEireann
since the IRA resumed military operations on 9 February last year
had been under surveillance for a number of weeks, according to
an IRA statement.
Community leaders, political representatives and concerned
residents came together last week,in North Belfast to protest
against the increasing availability of drugs in the local
Waterworks Recreation Park.
Hebron riots show Oslo II failure
A special report by Michael Browne in Hebron,
a microcosm of all the
inherent tensions between Palestinians and Israelis.
Boy arrested for speaking Irish
The RUC in Derry have arresting a 12 year old
Irish-speaking child for giving his name in Irish
Inquiry findings to be launched
The findings of an independent inquiry into the UFF killing of
Patrick Shanaghan, a Sinn Fein election worker, is set to be launched later this month.
Phillipines activist meets ex-POWs
A prisoners' rights activist from the Phillipines spent two hours
with republican ex-prisoners in Teach Tar Anall in Belfast on
Tar Anall launches women's education course
Tar Anall, the Belfast based prisoners' support group, is set to launch a
major training and education initiative for women ex-prisoners
and the female partners of serving prisoners.
Marching to a Scottish republic
Eddie McGinty takes issue with an English view of Scottish
James Connolly honoured in Edinburgh
Last Saturday over 700 hundred people took part in the annual
James Connolly march and rally in Edinburgh.
Countdown to Drumcree 3
Peader Whelan describes how the Orange Order's refusal to talk is
pushing the Six Counties towards a repeat of last summer.
RUC blamed for traffic deaths
Poleglass councillor Michael Ferguson has called
on the RUC to publicly state if they are blocking the Department
of Environment's attempts to introduce traffic-calming measures
after a young girl was killed in a
traffic accident in the area.
Receivers close Irish centre
A court order was
issued Wednesday in favour of a receiver telling the Liverpool
Irish community centre's Chairperson
that she must leave the premises.
McLibel day is nigh
Robert Allen anticipates the verdict in a junk food giant's case
against two environmental activists
Nor meekly serve me lamb
early morning drive is disturbed by an unpleasant sight.
Laurence McKeown writes.
Pride `97 is biggest yet
Belfast's 7th Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival takes place this
week, as a range of venues host what has been tipped to be the
city's best ever Pride week.
Holidays and JSA
In a new column starting this week, Ann Marie Willis offers 6
County welfare advice